ge·​la·​to | \ jə-ˈlä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je-\
plural gelati\ jə-​ˈlä-​tē How to pronounce gelati (audio) , je-​ \ also gelatos

Definition of gelato

: a soft rich ice cream containing little or no air

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The 80,000-square-foot space features lots of new media clichés: shared desks, cheekily named conference rooms and freebies galore (think juices, gelato and an open bar). John Ortved, New York Times, "What 9 Instagram Employees Wore to Their New Offices," 29 June 2018 This small café and gelateria is a typical, no-frills affair with a big glass case full of pastries, a nice selection of gelato, an espresso machine, and some liquor for aperitivo. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Before tucking into the slow-roasted turkey with apple-chestnut stuffing and mashed sweet potatoes with brown butter, swing for pumpkin risotto with pancetta; and later, for the dolce, an olive oil and dried fruit cake with crème fraîche gelato. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 In June, Systrom traveled to New York to mark the opening of its new office there, complete with a gelato bar and plans to hire hundreds of engineers. Barbara Ortutay, The Seattle Times, "Into the fold? What’s next for Instagram as founders leave," 25 Sep. 2018 Later will come the food-service concepts: a Caribbean-style patty chain and vegan gelato shops. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "Ghetto Gastro Opens Labyrinth 1.1, Their New HQ in the Bronx," 7 Jan. 2019 Along the bohemian stretch of Jalan Prawirotaman, large-scale street art covers the walls between artisanal gelato shops and coffee bars, like Move On, with its long wooden tables and live music, which attracts the city’s growing middle class. Marianna Cerini, Condé Nast Traveler, "Yogyakarta Is the Cultural Hub to Hit on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia," 16 Nov. 2018 The Bombolato special includes a bomboloni ice cream sandwich stuffed with vanilla gelato, dipped in smoked caramel and topped with Fruity Pebbles. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "10 cereal dishes that take childhood favorites out of the breakfast bowl," 6 July 2018 The newest sweet is Honey ard Rare Tea, a pound cake steeped in Earl Grey syrup, laced with Earl Grey cream and served with honey gelato and a crowning honeycomb of white chocolate. Phil Vettel,, "S.K.Y. restaurant soaring after rough start," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gelato

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelato

Italian, literally, frozen

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